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In Vanuatu… What’s Possible?

World Bank Published on Jul 29, 2016 We hit the streets of Vanuatu’s capital Port Vila to ask some of the country’s future leaders for their ideas on what’s possible for the island nation’s future. This is part of a World Bank report series, Pacific Possible, focusing on the challenges and opportunities for the Pacific […]


Can virtual reality help save endangered Pacific languages?

Updated 29 July 2017, 18:00 AEST By Will Higginbotham In a bid to make a database of Pacific languages less dull, researchers turn to virtual reality technology that lets audiences “fly across” the region hearing local lingo and accents. The Memory of the World experience on display at the Canberra Museum and Gallery. (Credit: ABC […]


Poet wins runner-up prize in PNA talent quest ( Papua NiuGini )

Poet wins runner-up prize in PNA talent quest May 8, 2017The NationalBusiness Article Views: 277 POET Darryl Megiarni won the runner-up prize in the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) Talent Quest during the World Tuna Day celebrated last week. He was the only Papua New Guinean among the winners. He told The National that […]


Pacific nations back West Papuan self-determination

9:52 am on 6 May 2017 Share this Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share via email Share on Google Plus Share on Reddit Share on Linked In A coalition of Pacific Island nations has delivered an emphatic call to the African, Caribbean and Pacific group of states to back West Papuan self-determination. Demonstrators march […]


France dives back into the South Pacific

France Paris is refocusing attention on its island territories, the new strategic front line between Asia and the Americas, writes Cleo Paskal Kanak dancers welcome French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on a trip to New Caledonia last May After a relatively quiet period, Paris is re-energizing its maritime empire, particularly in the Pacific. In the […]


Pacific Games recruitment drive off and running ( Vanuatu )

Raymond Nasse-  27 October 2016- Vanuatu Daily Post. Relvie Poilapa  The doors are now Open for Business at Van2017 and the Organizing Committee is looking for talented hard working staff to take on challenging and demanding roles for the next 14 months. CEO Clint Flood provided some insight to the positions needed and the type […]


State, Society & Governance in Melanesia ( 1 )

Registration for State of the Pacific 2016 is now open. Please follow this link to register: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/state-of-the-pacific-2016-tickets-26770093069?aff=es2 More information about the conference, including confirmed speakers, session abstracts and a draft program, is now available on SSGM’s website. Facebook Twitter Website Our mailing address is: State, Society & Governance in Melanesia Program Coombs Building 9 Fellows […]


FYI – Pacific Export Survey.

Complete the survey to win an new Apple laptop! CALLING PACIFIC ISLAND EXPORTERS Help us learn more about your needs as an exporter in the Pacific Islands by filling in a short 10 minute survey – and you could even win a brand new 2016 Macbook Air Laptop! Pacific Trade Invest and the Australian Department […]